Succotash With Sausage and Shrimp

Succotash With Sausage and Shrimp

Succotash embodies the proverb “If it grows together, it goes together.” This dish is a celebration of summer: fresh corn, ripe tomatoes and shelled butter beans (also known as lima beans.) Succotash has earned its place of pride in regions across the U.S. — the Midwest, the Eastern Seaboard, and perhaps most notably, the South. This succotash is Cajun-style and a worthy entree, thanks to spicy Andouille sausage and seasoned shrimp. But feel free to leave them out for a satisfying meatless option. The Andouille sausage adds kick, so if you use regular sausage or eliminate it altogether, you can add some heat with ground cayenne and hot sauce.
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  • Serves: 8 persons



  1. Step 1

    Heat oven to 425 degrees. Meanwhile, bring 1 cup water to a boil in a medium saucepan. Once boiling, add the butter beans and return to a boil. Reduce the heat and simmer, covered, until the beans are al dente, about 8 minutes. Remove from heat, strain, and sprinkle with 1/4 teaspoon kosher salt. Set aside.
  2. Step 2

    While the butter beans are cooking, prepare the okra: Spread the okra in an even layer on a lined baking sheet. Drizzle with 1 teaspoon olive oil, and sprinkle with 1/4 teaspoon kosher salt. Roast the okra for 16 to 18 minutes. Remove from the oven and set aside.
  3. Step 3

    Heat a large cast-iron skillet or Dutch oven over medium. Add the Andouille sausage and cook until it’s crisp and the fat has rendered. Remove the sausage with a slotted spoon and set aside.
  4. Step 4

    Add the onion, bell pepper and garlic to the rendered fat in the skillet or Dutch oven, and cook until the vegetables are softened, about 5 minutes.
  5. Step 5

    Add the corn, tomatoes, lima beans, okra, 1 teaspoon kosher salt, 1/2 teaspoon black pepper and Andouille sausage. Stir, cover, and cook for about 8 minutes over medium heat.
  6. Step 6

    As vegetables cook, pat the shrimp dry with paper towels, then generously season with 1/2 teaspoon salt and 1/4 teaspoon black pepper.
  7. Step 7

    In a separate large (12-inch) skillet, heat the remaining 1 tablespoon of olive oil over medium-high. Once the oil is shimmering, add the shrimp in a single layer. Cook for 2 minutes, then flip and cook for another 2 to 3 minutes, until pink and cooked through. Stir the cooked shrimp into the succotash.
  8. Step 8

    Add the fresh basil and stir. Taste, and adjust seasoning as needed. Turn off heat and let sit uncovered for about 5 minutes to let the flavors meld. Serve warm.